Luv Bug perform the song chosen to represent Ireland at the 31st Eurovision Song Contest.

At the National Song Contest held on 30 Mach 1986, 11 regional juries across Ireland selected a song to represent Ireland at the 31st Eurovision Song Contest in Bergen, Norway. The winning song, 'You Can Count on Me' is performed by the group Luv Bug and composed by Kevin Sheerin.

Luv Bug winners of the National Song Contest in 1986

Luv Bug hail from Newry in County Down. The group members are siblings Max Cunningham on guitar, Hugh Cunningham on bass and lead vocalist June Cunningham, along with drummer Majella Grant and keyboard player Ricky Meyler. Prior to their departure for Norway, Luv Bug perform 'You Can Count On Me' on 'The Late Late Show'.

Twenty countries competed in the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest. ‘Luv Bug’ came in fourth position with 96 points. The overall winner with 176 points was Sandra Kim representing Belgium with the song ‘J’aime la Vie’.

RTÉ Television broadcast the 31st Eurovision Song Contest live on 3 May 1986. It was the first time Norway played host to the contest.

This episode of ‘The Late Late Show’ was broadcast on 25 April 1986.

Luv Bug perform at the 31st Eurovision Song Contest in 1986
Luv Bug performing at the 31st Eurovision Song Contest held in Bergen, Norway.